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    Calamity

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    Governor-Declared Disaster

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    Qualified Contaminated Disaster

Disaster Relief

Dear Fellow Sonoma County Residents,

The lives lost, the destruction of so many homes and businesses, and the tragic change to our beloved Sonoma County have been absolutely devastating. Our hearts go out to all affected by this disaster. We too have suffered great loses and our staff share this heart-wrenching pain with you.

Please know that the Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and Registrar of Voters office will do everything we can to help you during this difficult time. We can help replace birth, death and marriage certificates, deeds, and other important recorded documents.

Our office is also working diligently to reassess Sonoma County properties damaged or destroyed by the fires, and assisting property owners with disaster relief filings to ease their property tax burden.

Our offices had been under mandatory evacuation, but we are back into our offices have resumed normal business operations.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have been working so hard to protect our homes, and thank you to our wonderful community who have opened their homes, wallets, and businesses to those in need. Together we will rebuild our homes and our community.

William F.Rousseau
Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and Registrar of Voters

Overview

California property tax law allows for a variety of disaster relief provisions.  Some of the most common provisions are assessment reductions and base year value transfers.

Calamity

Claim for property tax relief due to damage or destruction caused by major calamity such as fire, earthquake, or flooding.
[Revenue & Taxation Code section 170]

  • Applies to all Property Types
  • Assessment Reduction
  • Applies to Real or Personal Property
  • Any Disaster or Calamity

Read more about Calamities

Proposition 50

Claim for the transfer of base year value to replacement property within Sonoma County for property damaged or destroyed in a Governor-declared disaster.
[Revenue & Taxation Code section 69]

  • Applies to all Property Types
  • Base Year Value Transfer
  • Either Land or Improvements
  • Governor-Declared Disasters

Proposition 171

Claim for the transfer of base year value to replacement property outside of Sonoma County for property damaged or destroyed in a Governor-declared disaster.
[Revenue & Taxation Code section 69.3]

  • Applies to Principal Place of Residence
  • Base Year Value Transfer
  • Either Land or Improvements
  • Governor-Declared Disasters 

Read more about Governor-Declared Disasters

Proposition 1

Claim for base year value transfers to from a qualified contaminated property to a replacement property within the same county.
[Revenue & Taxation Code section 69.4]

  • Applies to Principal Place of Residence
  • Base Year Value Transfer
  • Either Land or Improvements
  • Qualified Contaminated Property

Read more about the Qualified Contaminated Property Provision

State Board of Equalization Resources

Clerk-Recorder-Assessor

William F. Rousseau

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Note: Document processing and fee transactions end 30 minutes prior to closing

Address

Assessor's Office

585 Fiscal Drive
Room 104F
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4657196, -122.7277883

Disaster Relief Forms

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